in Islamic countries, an eminent person. Under the Ottoman regime (c. 1300-1923) the term at first denoted provincial or local notables, but in the 18th and early 19th century it was applied to a class of landlords who exercised political functions and were accorded official status
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|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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